Salary for Court Clerks

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This occupation has now been updated to Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

Also known as:  Circuit Court Clerk, City Clerk, Court Clerk, Courtroom Clerk, Deputy Court Clerk, Docket Clerk, Dog Licenser, License Clerk, Motor Vehicle License Clerk, Motor Vehicle Representative helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Court Clerks are professionals who manage and organize court records and documents. Although a college education may or may not be required in the position, it is necessary that office skills and some knowledge be attained before working in the position. Court Clerks will prepare court dockets and calendars, including probation orders, sentencing information and summons, as well as record case dispositions and court orders, make arrangements for court payments and fees and perform other administrative tasks. These tasks include answering telephones, maintaining the office and examining legal documents. Knowledge of the legal system is helpful.

A Court Clerk can expect a wage between $27,240 to $62,970 based on experience and education levels. will usually earn a wage of fourty-three thousand four hundred and ninety dollars per year.

can get the best compensation in New York, where they get an average salary rate of about $59,880. Professionals that work in these jobs make the highest salary in Finance and Insurance, where they can receive wages of $53,290.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.52 percent nationwide in that time.


Court Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Wholesale Trade
Public Administration
Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Retail Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services
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